Local Artist In Residence
1653 18th Street #2, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Born in Tokyo and raised in Los Angeles, Ichiro Irie is a visual artist, curator, director of the artist-run-space JAUS in Los Angeles, and founding member of the curatorial collective QiPO. Irie received his B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University. After completing his MFA, Irie went to Mexico City on a Fulbright fellowship, and between the years 2002 and 2007 he founded and edited the contemporary art publication RiM magazine. As an artist, Irie has exhibited his work in galleries and museums internationally. Solo shows include DENK gallery in Los Angeles, Yautepec Gallery in Mexico City, and eitoeiko gallery in Tokyo. Recent group exhibitions include the traveling exhibition To Travel with Glasses at Aomori Museum of Art, Shizuoka Museum of Prefectural Art and Shimane Art Museum; the Pacific Standard Time exhibition Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of the Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo at Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles; Revision Glocal Review at CECUT, Tijuana; Chockablock at UAM, Long Beach; The Crystal Jungle at Museo del Chopo, Mexico City; and SNAFU at Kunstverein Neckar-Odenwald in Germany. His work has been published in LA Weekly, Visual Art Source, White Hot magazine, Hyperallergic, Art and Cake, Art Zealous and Arte Contexto among others. Irie currently teaches at Oxnard College and Ryman Arts, and is an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center.